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[David Usher against a wall]

STRANGE BIRDS[David Usher sitting]

The Music
Brilliant
Ugly Is Beautiful
So Far Down
Spotlight On
Science
White Flag
Happy Endings
Life Of Bees
Blue
Some People Say

IF GOD HAD CURVES

Long Goodbye
Love Will Save The Day
Souring
See You Fall
Hope (Tell Everyone)
Everything Is Alright By Me Now
Faithless
Hey Kids
The Wolves
Going Home
Soldiering

HALLUCINATIONS

Hallucinations
I'm Coming Down
Numb
Time Of Our Lives
Devil By My Side
Message Home
In This Light
Surfacing
Tomorrow Comes
Tidal
Fearless
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

MORNING ORBIT

How Are You
Too Close to the Sun
Black Black Heart
Alone in the Universe
Butterfly
Joy in Small Places
A Day in the Life
My Way Out
Blinded
Fast Car
Closer
Black Black Heart 2.0 (bonus track)

LITTLE SONGS

Trickster
St. Lawrence River
Jesus Was My Girl
Unholy, Dirty and Beautiful
Forestfire
Babyskin Tattoo
F Train
Million
Final Thoughts and the Last Day on Earth
Mood Song

OTHER

Music/Hash Pipe (Combo Cover)
Get This Party Started/Crazy Train (Combo Cover)
Galaxy (Single Release)
Sparkle and Shine (iTunes pre-order bonus track)
Watching The Wheels (John Lennon Cover)
When It Hurts (partial) (Acoustic Record session - raw draft)
Only You (partial) (Acoustic Record session - raw draft)

My favourite lyrics are highlighted in bold

Strange Birds · If God Had Curves · Hallucinations · Morning Orbit · Little Songs · Other

THE MUSIC (3:36)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Julia Galios
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

[Strange Birds] Baby, baby, don't be late
The world is ending
I can't change the way I feel about you now
New York is cold as ever
Still I go out every night
Hide myself among the lights
Bathe in all the pretty things the city brings
The bodies glisten and they shine
Like the stars we're born to die
Like these roses we all will fade

I'm counting the cars on the freeway below
Lost in the music
All the foolishness of our lives
Speeding out of control
Lost in the music
In the music

Baby, baby, please don't cry
Wipe the guilt out from your eyes
Leave your conscience on the bed
There's no one innocent here
In the mirror you'll find faith
Plastic flowers never fade
We all turn to grey

I'm counting the cars
On the freeway below
Lost in the music
All the foolishness of our lives
Speeding out of control
Lost in the music
In the music

I lost my way I lost it all
I lost my wayÖ

Baby, baby, please don't cry
Wipe the guilt out from your eyes
Pick yourself up off the bed
There's no one innocent here
Bodies glisten and the shine
Like the stars weíre born to die
Like these roses we all fade

I'm counting the cars
On the freeway below
Lost in the music
All the foolishness of our lives
Speeding out of control
Lost in the music

I'm counting the cars
On the freeway below
Counting the lights
In the end of it all

I'm counting the cars on the freeway below
Lost in the music
In the music
In the music
In the music
In the music
In the music

Strange Birds · If God Had Curves · Hallucinations · Morning Orbit · Little Songs · Other

BRILLIANT (3:51)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Julia Galios
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

So far so good
Stumble through life so complicated it's nearly impossible
And I lost my way
like I knew I would
and keep it together somehow anyway
And I remember you and me
Climbing over backyard fences diving naked in the swimming pool
All those faces friends those memories fade so fast
Like every love song on the radio

Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are low
Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are

Through a million days
through a million hazy nights
We sit amusing in our politics
Through wine and talk
through sex and art we fill our time
And numb ourselves with what's to come
But I'm older now got a little girl of my own
And her fears are my fears now
I know that it's the end of days for moderates
But thinking people are thinking still

Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are low
Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are
Where the lights are low

Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are low
Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are

So far so good
Stumble through life so complicated it's nearly impossible
And we lost our way
Like I knew we would
And keep it together somehow anyway
Woke up from an impossible dream
And we talked and we spoke and we drank and we sang
And we danced and we live and we love and we give
Without question or faith then we fight 'til we hate
And we hope and we pray that this violence will fade
It's always the same
It's the same life

Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are low
Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are
Where the lights are low

Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are low
Is it brilliant where you are
Where the lights are

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UGLY IS BEAUTIFUL (4:00)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Julia Galios
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

Day by day
We fall apart
Disintegrate
The lightning rains
Across the sky
But comes too late
To change the mood
And save us now
It's criminal
The way we love
The way we hate
It's almost human
Eyes are opened wide

Stood on the rooftop
Scream at the sky again
Dance to the radio
End of the world we know
Ugly is beautiful
Beauty in stereo
Thinking of you

Just like the earth spins
High as a kite again
There with the river flow
End of the life I've known
Ugly is beautiful
Beauty so terrible
Thinking of you

All the words
We throw away
Like paper cuts
They just keep piling
Higher and higher
Throughout the day
Illogical
The script we're writing
It's chemical
The way we love
The way we hate
It's quite inhuman
Eyes are opened wide

Stood on the rooftop
Scream at the sky again
Dance to the radio
End of the world we know
Ugly is beautiful
Beauty in stereo
Thinking of you

Just like the earth spins
High as a kite again
There with the river flow
End of the life Iíve known
Ugly is beautiful
Beauty so terrible
Thinking of you

Day by day
We fall apart
Disintegrate
The lightning rains
Across the sky
But comes too late
To save meÖmeÖ

Stood on the rooftop
Scream at the sky again
Dance to the radio
End of the world we know
Ugly is beautiful
Beauty in stereo
Thinking of you

Just like the earth spins
High as a kite again
There with the river flow
End of the life Iíve known
Ugly is beautiful
Beauty so terrible
Thinking of you

Ugly is beautiful
Beauty so terrible
Thinking of you

Ugly is beautiful
Beauty is stereo
Thinking of you

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SO FAR DOWN (3:11)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Byron Wong
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

Scars are piling high
Like fashion magazines
Read between the lines
So desperate for release
Get your new tattoo
So we'll all look the same
Take the chemicals
That help you through the day
Step outside your door
Do we all look the same?
No one says a word

We all get by
Above the lights
And it seems so far down and it's so far
This city tonight
We are on fire
And it seems so far down and it's so far

Sell yourself so cheap
I'll buy another round
I swear we're getting out
Still we choke it down
Iím coming up for air
Been weakened at the knees
No one says a word

We all get by
Above the lights
And it seems so far down and it's so far
This city tonight
We are on fire
And it seems so far down and it's so far

We all get by
Above the lights
And it seems so far down and it's so far

Scars are piling high
Like fashion magazines
I swear Iím getting out
So desperate for release
Climb onto the top
Step out on the edge
No one says a word

We all get by
Above the lights
And it seems so far down and it's so far
This city tonight
We are on fire
And it seems so far down and it's so far

We all get by
Above the lights
And it seems so far down and it's so far

This city tonight
We are on fire
And it seems so far down and it's so far

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SPOTLIGHT ON (4:13)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Julia Galios
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

Caught on the train
Amuse myself and eavesdrop on those Japanese girls party-planning
Chic and lovely broken english
She smiles at me and mouths that we're all fools

That's New York style
Endless nights keep rushing by
We wander out onto the sidewalk
Cigarettes are piling high
Hustlers and the queens are singing

Still we are
Invincible
We thought we'd be forever young
Standing here
Beneath the sign
With spotlight on
Spotlight onÖ

Missed the rain
Coming home it's early morning
Wait outside the sunshine market
Desperate in our invitation
Asking all those lovers just to stay

Drift away
Through the buildings dawn is breaking
All the people line for coffee
Read about the day's disasters
Hustlers and the queens are singing

Still we are
Invincible
We thought we'd be forever young
Standing here
Beneath the sign
With spotlight on
Spotlight on

Still we are
Invincible
We thought we'd be
Forever young
Standing here
Beneath the sign
With spotlight onÖ

Strange Birds · If God Had Curves · Hallucinations · Morning Orbit · Little Songs · Other

SCIENCE (4:12)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Julia Galios
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

I'm stuck here in the middle of
This mess that I don't understand
Come on wake up
Open my eyes
It's raining on fifth avenue
The lovers have all gone to ground
Youíve been crying
But I don't ask why
Make pleasantries with everyone
We're cruelest to the ones we love
Just keep smiling now

Your science is breaking my heart
In two
And I know
That we will soon be enemies
ĎCause time will tell
ĎCause time will tell

I'm watching too much television
They tell me all the news is bad
I don't even care
I don't ask why
We used to want the same things
We never want the same things now
Come on wake up wake up

All of the stars are falling
From the sky
These oceans
Open wide
And drag me under
As these rivers start to green
And the waves keep crashing in
And drag me under

Your science is breaking my heart
In two
And I know
That we will soon be enemies
ĎCause time will tell
But time will tell
But time will tell
And time will tell
And time will tell

All of the stars are falling
From the sky
These oceans
Open wide
And drag me under
As these rivers start to green
And the waves keep crashing in
And drag me under

Fast asleep
But can I wake up?
Fast asleep
But can I wake up?
Fast asleep
But can I wake up?
Fast asleepÖ
But can I wake up?

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WHITE FLAG (4:02)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Byron Wong
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

Took the acid in the afternoon
Just to be part of the scenery with all the lonely people there we are
Took a trip out to the galaxy
I'm not looking for salvation just a taste of liberation
I said my friends
Like to sit all day and watch the stars bend

I can see your white flag
Flying in the distance
I know that it's lonely there where you are
If everything is perfect
Tell me why you're hurting
It won't be long

Took a trip out to the girly show
It was there I talked to Jesus
He said Christ Don't you believe it
Another drink and we talked all night
I asked does it hurt to be you
He said boy it hurts like hell
He said my friends
Like to sit all day and watch the stars bend

I can see your white flag
Flying in the distance
I know that you're lonely there where you are
If everything's so perfect
Tell me why you're hurting
It won't be long

I can see your white flag

3am and the light's so strange
Little Rosa's started dancing now with all the lonely people there we are
Leans to me asks for a cigarette
I asked does it hurt to be you
She said boy it hurts like hell
She said my friends
Like to sit all day and watch the stars bend

I can see your white flag
Flying in the distance
I know that you're lonely there where you are
If everything is perfect
Tell me why you're hurting
It won't be long
Long

I can see your white flag
Flying in the distance
I know that you're lonely there where you are
If everythingís so perfect
Tell me why you're hurting
It won't be long
It won't be long

I can see your white flag
I know that you're lonely there where you are
If everythingís so perfect
Tell me why you're hurting
It won't be long

It won't be long

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HAPPY ENDINGS (3:18)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Julia Galios
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

So this is midnight
I can feel the coming storm
My perverted butterfly
You begin to be transformed
And we are drained out
Emptied in the atmosphere
Fashionable as suicide
Never thought it'd feel so real

TheseÖthese happy endings are just illusions
Dying every day that we go by
Here I'm stripped naked for the conclusion
It's killing me a little at a time

In this silence
We design a different life
Strategies of compromise
Lovers lose their appetites
And are we hopeless
Underneath the diamond sky
Longing turns to bitterness
Modern love just can't survive

TheseÖthese happy endings are just illusions
Dying every day that we go by
Here I'm stripped naked for the conclusion
It's killing me a little at a time

And I walk and I fall Ďtil I can't feel a thing
I am sick of the sound of my own shattered mind
I don't know who I am
I don't know where we all will be

BalalumpaÖ
BalalumpaÖ
BalalumpaÖ
BalalumpaÖ
BalalumpaÖ
BalalumpaÖ
BalalumpaÖ

In this silence
We design a different life
Strategies of compromise
Lovers lose their appetites
And are we hopeless
Underneath the diamond sky
Longing turns to bitterness
Modern love just can't survive

TheseÖthese happy endings are just illusions
Dying every day that we go by
Here I'm stripped naked for the conclusion
It's killing me a little at a time

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LIFE OF BEES (3:11)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Julia Galios
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

Always believed we could fly through this life of bees
Seems so illogical
Withered and worn you decide to burn off your wings
I've grown so uncomfortably numb
With the skin I've been living in

The wings they uncurl
Like the strangest of birds
We're all breaking down again
As I look to the sky
Through the fallout tonight
We're all breaking down again
We're all breaking down again

Quietly the blind leading the blind deny all our senses
Feels quite unusual
Pretending the cruelty is kind still you defend it
And I feel so uncomfortably numb
With the pain that you're living in

The wings they uncurl
Like the strangest of birds
We're all breaking down again
As I look to the sky
Through the fallout tonight
We're all breaking down again
We're all breaking down again

For the first time
Again
For the first timeÖ

I can see the worldÖ

Always believed we could fly through this life of bees
Feels so uncomfortably numb
With the skin I've been living in

The wings they uncurl
Like the strangest of birds
We're all breaking down again
As I look to the sky
Through the fallout tonight
We're all breaking down again
We're all breaking down again
We're all breaking down
Again

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BLUE (2:55)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Julia Galios
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

Breathe blood is in the water
Hold on tight I'm coming
I'll be there soon
Keep your eyes high on the horizon
All the clouds are falling
Between me and you

And you've grown so cold
Too numb to notice
That the sky has turned so blue

Fight even underwater
Struggle makes it harder
There's nothing left to do
Don't close your eyes even for a moment
Even for one second
I'll be there soon

And we close our eyes
Too numb to notice
That the sky has turned so blue

And we close our eyes
Too numb to notice
That the sky has turned so blue

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SOME PEOPLE SAY (4:32)
Words » David Usher & Byron Wong
Music » David Usher, Jonathan Gallivan, Kevin Young, Chris Taylor-Munro & Byron Wong
Album » Strange Birds (2007)

Still the snow keeps falling
ĎTil we can't keep out the cold
But they don't know
That my back was broken there
I'm so numb I can hardly move
You don't know

And so you give love
Too easily
Some people say
Some people say

And I dreamt I was flying
And I left you so far below
Where I can't see
When the world is crumbling
It's so hard just to watch you bleed
But you can't see

And so we give love
Too easily
Some people say
Some people say

And so we give love
Too easily
Some people say
Some people say
Some people sayÖ

SleepÖ
Fell too deepÖ
If I could breatheÖ
If I could changeÖ

And my back was broken
I'm so cold I can hardly breathe
You can't see

And so we give love
Too easily
Some people say
Some people say

And so we give love
Too easily
Some people say
Some people say
Some people sayÖ

Don't give up
Don't give up
Don't give up
Don't give up
Don't give upÖ

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LONG GOODBYE (3:27)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

[If God Had Curves] Just a terminal case
Like the fish on a hook Iím baited
Youíre welcome inside
My armies are marching I canít save you
Who could save you
I can see that from your wounds your open wide
Itís coming clear
Now that youíre leaving
You forgot the people that you've left behind

This is the long long goodbye
Try to keep smiling as these tears break from my eyes
This is the way I used to feel
Guess Iíll be trading down from something much more real
Much more realÖ

Caught in a terrible wind
With a kick in your teeth you blew me in
Anime eyes
Youíve never been quite sure what youíre losing
But you know youíre losing
So Iíll burn these bridges from the other side
And in the end
Itís all illusion
You forgot the people that youíve left behind

This is the long long goodbye
Try to keep smiling as these tears break from my eyes
This is the way I used to feel
Guess Iíll be trading down for something much more real
Much more realÖ

Never quite sure what youíre losing
But you know youíre losing
I can see that from your wounds youíre open wide
Itís coming clear
Now that Iím leaving
I forgot the lover that I left behind

And this is the long long goodbye
Try to keep smiling as these tears break from my eyes
This is the way I used to feel
Guess Iíll be trading down for something much more real
Guess Iíll be trading down for something much more real
Much more realÖ

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LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY (3:38)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

[woman's voice]: It really is a revolution

The pornography made me do it
So those drugs that got us high
Was the thoughts of revolution
They've been poisoning my mind
So I walked you down into the water
But you keep coming up for air
All those people they don't give a damn
They just stood around and stared
And I said

Huh huh
Huh huh
Huh huh
Huh

Love will save the day
Love will save the day ay ay
Love will save the day
Love will save the day ay ay

Go on sell me more of your religion
'Cause it's sure to make a change
Last night god was on the TV screen
Taking dollars for their pain
Go on and talk about that evolution
It's been poisoning my mind
I've been looking for a saviour
Yeah I've been waiting for a sign
And I said

Huh huh
Huh huh
Huh huh
Huh

Love will save the day
Love will save the day ay ay
Love will save the day
Love will save the day ay ay

I am walking
I am breathing
I can't hold you
I can't set you free
I can't set you free

You are walking
You are bleeding
You canít feel it
You will be released

[woman's voice]: We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles other than those chosen or those earned. We are really talking about humanism.

Huh huh
Huh huh
Huh huh
Huh

Love will save the day
Love will save the day
Love will save the day
Love will save the day ay ay

Maybe tomorrow
Love will save the day
Maybe tomorrow
Maybe tomorrow
Maybe tomorrow
Maybe tomorrow

Maybe tomorrow
Maybe tomorrow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow
Love will save the day
Maybe tomorrow
Maybe tomorrow
Maybe tomorrow ow ow ow
Love will save the day

Maybe tomorrowÖ

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SOURING (3:54)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

Daylight
Morningís creeping in
Had the blackest dream
Are you souring?

And I dreamt that I wiped all the blood from your eyes
Woke up thinking I loved you but I canít say why

So please
Leave your fucking money at the door
Concede
You know youíll be coming back for more

Weíre all looking for goldÖhere

Midnight
And you inch along
Devilís in the backyard now
Where it all went wrong

And Iíll drink myself sick so I wonít see you crawl
Guess I drained all your beauty to watch you dissolve

So please
Leave your fucking money at the door
Concede
You know weíre all coming back for more
Were all looking for goldÖhere

And I hate that I need you
And I donít know why
And I hate that I need you
And I canít say why

So please
Leave your fucking money at the door
I concede
You know weíre all coming back for more

So please
Leave the money at the door

Weíre all looking for gold
Weíre all looking for goldÖ
Weíre all looking for gold
Weíre all looking for goldÖ
Weíre all looking for gold
Weíre all looking for goldÖhere

Weíre all looking for goldÖ here

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SEE YOU FALL (4:27)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

Just another afternoon
And Iím choking down tea for two
When youíve flown so far away
And you know Iím waiting
When the consequence of rage
Comes crashing through the living room floor
When I thought Iíd found a life
Seems Iíve been mistaken

So Iíll take the paid holiday
But I just canít set foot on the plane
Well your voice gets in the way
Guess Iíll drive cross country

I see you fall
I see you fall
Iíve never see you look so beautiful
I see you fall
I see you fall
Iíve never see you look so beautiful

Well my suitís been pressed and cleaned
And Iíve never seen these people before
But I wander through the town
And we sing our sad songs
As I lower you into the ground
Well youíve never seen these people before
With the bullets falling all around
And they sing their sad songs

I see you fall
I see you fall
Iíve never see you look so beautiful
I see you fall
I see you fall
Iíve never see you look so beautiful

I just keep moving
I see you watching
I see you waving from the window
And I think Iím falling
Just keep driving
There is nothing to forgive now

And I see you fall
I see you fall
Iíve never seen you look so beautiful

I see you fall
I see you fall
Iíve never seen you look so beautiful

Hold on
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on

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HOPE (TELL EVERYONE) (3:29)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

Light
Breathe
Exhale
The damage is done
Tonight weíve failed
So tell everyone
The ships have gone by
Tell everyone
I took them from the sky

You are the one
Who gives me hope
You are the one
Who gives me hope
Tell everyone

Wait
Fight
Donít hide
The sun has gone pale
Iím locked outside
The desertís gone cold
These flowers wonít survive
The mountains just laugh
And smile as we go by

You are the one
Who gives me hope
You are the one
Who gives me hope
Tell everyone

The desertís gone cold
These flowers wonít survive
The mountains just laugh
And smile as we go by

You are the one
Who gives me hope
You are the one
Who gives me hope
You are the one
Who gives me hope
Tell everyone

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EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT BY ME NOW (3:07)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

Conscience has come
It's incest as always
Made us believers
Mine is not the one wanting
Fought off desire
Everything is alright by me now

Nervous and numb
Flew over the top of it
Outstretched each arm with a reason for being
Fought off denials
Everything is alright by me now
Everything is alright

I can feel it
Life is changing
Just around the bend
Itís waiting
I can feel it
Life is changing
Just around the bend
ItísÖwaiting

Smile at the world
An unconscious ending
take one last look
Mine is not the one wanting
Undress desire
Everything is alright by me now
Everything is alright

I can feel it
Life is changing
Just around the bend
Itís waiting
I can feel it
Life is changing
Just around the bend
ItísÖwaiting

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FAITHLESS (3:22)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

Lord oh lord
Canít you hear me calling
Lord of lord
Hope it wonít take long
Iím feeling quite good
From the asthma pills and alcohol
In the blink of an eye
Itíll all be gone

So I get high high higher
Canít fake a life so beautiful
Canít escape this world so faithless
Its dragging me down

Lord oh lord
Wonít you give me a reason
The simplest word
Just to help us survive
Iím caught here again
Between the laundry and my little one
Another atheists love
Is passing you by

So I get high high higher
Canít fake a life so beautiful
Canít escape this world so faithless
Itís dragging me down
Itís dragging me down

Donít know why we live in fear not harmony
Canít stop time weíre always moving on
Donít know why weíre always running away

Lord oh lord
I said lord oh lord
I said lord oh lord
Lord oh lord

So I get high high higher
Canít fake a life so beautiful
Canít escape this world so faithless
Itís dragging me down

So I get high high higher
Canít fake a life so beautiful
Canít escape this world so faithless
Itís dragging me down
Itís dragging me down
Itís dragging me down
Itís dragging me downÖ

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HEY KIDS (3:15)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

Speak
Speaking for myself
Pretend Iím someone else
I never felt the same
Well this time
Breath
Iím breathing up the air
Itís burning up my lungs
Itís burning through my hair
And I never felt

Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Hey kids
What are you rocking for?

Stick a finger though the sky
Iím blowing up the sun
The earth is going to die
I might die too
And all the things I love
And all the things I need
I never quite received
And itís still

Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
What are you rocking for?
Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
What are you rocking for?

And I am standing in the rain
Iím laughing at myself today, today, today
And Iím breaking from the strain
Iím laughing at myself today, today, today
And I never needed more
Than all of your buddies
Donít you know I never needed more than all of your love?

Itís only been a game
Palpitation of the heart
I never wanted more
So maybe we could play
Itís only been a game
The bleeding of the hear
You let your missiles fire
And we all start to run

Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Feel it for the first time?
Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Feel it for the first time?
Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Feel it for the first time?
Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Feel it for the first time?
What are you rocking for?

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THE WOLVES (3:27)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

Walk donít run or these wolves will chase you down
Keep your heart well buried underground
ĎCause we are vicious enough without love
Weíre ugly enough without love

Sleep donít sleep Iím coming after you
The leaves are in the fall of full release you know theyíll rip you through
And we are vicious enough without hate
Weíre vicious enough without love

We may find a better day
We may find a better day
We may find a better day
We may find a better day
We may find a better day
We may find a better day

We may find a better day
We may find a better day
We may find a better day
We may find a better day
We may find a better day
We may find a better day

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GOING HOME (3:16)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

Here it comes again at 3am
That empty space it just takes my breath away
Walk outside its the strangest thing
Snow has fallen
Radiates

I donít know but Iíve been told
All I know is what I see

Had such a sweet dream
It ends in disaster
And somehow you could not find your way back through the door
Iím seeing the car crash
The end of the love song And even now I canít make it back to where you are

Iím going home

New York Cityís become a friend to me
And every street helps to wash out clean my memory
All of the faces they hide the light
I feel that change but the change passes me by

I donít know but Iíve been told
All I know is what I see

Had such a sweet dream
It ends in disaster
And somehow I could not find my way back through the door
I follow the sidewalks
And all of you footprints
But somehow I could not make it back to where you are

Iím going home
Iím going home
Iím going home
Iím going home

Had such a sweet dream
It ends in disaster
And somehow I could not find my way out through the door
Iím seeing the car crash
The end of the love song
And even now I canít make it back to where you are

Iím going home
Iím going home
Iím going home
Iím going home
Iím going home
Iím going home
Iím going home
Iím going home

Here it comes again at 3am

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SOLDIERING (2:16)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Byron Wong, Kevin Young, Troy Feener, Gerry Finn, Jonathan Gallivan, Lindsey Hilliard, Chris Taylor-Munro, Julie Galios, Marty Stelnick, Michael White, Stephen Donald & Jeff Smallwood
Album » If God Had Curves (2005)

Tell me the story of your life
And how you thought you would never fail
Tell me about the plans you had
That you couldn't unveil
And into these things we ought
We would walk until we could not crawl
And underneath the rocks, we used to share that we would never fall

And we keep soldiering on
We keep soldiering on
ĎTil itís done

Winter, she came quick and buried me beneath the ice
In the raw and in the flesh and in the weeds, I was tranquilized
A leopard changes up his spots, I tend to bite my tail
Took you in so far, inhaled Ďtil I could not exhale

And we keep soldiering on
We keep soldiering on
ĎTil itís done

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HALLUCINATIONS (4:04)
Words » David Usher
Music » Randy Cooke, Jeff Pearce, Gerry Finn, Tim Welch, Kevin Young,
Peter Cardinali, Mark Skazinetsky, Marc-Andre Savoie, Adele Armin, Douglas Perry & David Hetherington

Album » Hallucinations (2003)

[Hallucinations] Breathe hallucinations start to fade
All the colours slip back to grey
I never understood these things Iíve hated
But now as we all disappear
The world becomes quite clearly something I canít live in
If I could just get through

Tonight the poison's in my head
And I canít feel my legs
Iím not feeling anything

Iím standing at the top looking down
Thought itíd be so free
Floating out in space take a breath
Donít you breathe too deep
Standing at the top looking down
Thought itíd be so damn easy
I thought it would be easier

Wait hallucinations back in place
I said Iíd call if I canít face another day of normal
Itís what they gave me
But now the telephoneís on fire
And I canít seem to dial even though I know youíre there
To save my soul

Tonight the poison's in my head
And I canít feel my legs
Iím not feeling anything
anything...

Iím standing at the top looking down
Thought itíd be so free
Floating out in space take a breath
Donít you breathe too deep
Stepping off the top
Feel the wind underneath my feet

Iím standing at the top looking down
Floating out in space there's no sound

Tonight the poison's in my head
And I canít feel my legs
Iím not feeling anything

Iím standing at the top looking down
Thought itíd be so free
Floating out in space take a breath
Donít you breathe too deep
Stepping off the top
Feel the wind underneath my feet

Iím standing at the top looking down
Floating out in space there's no sound

I feel alvie
I feel alive
I feel alive

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I'M COMING DOWN (4:12)
Words » David Usher
Music » Randy Cooke, Jeff Pearce, Gerry Finn, Tim Welch & Kevin Young
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

Turn the lights out
The party is over the wine's all gone
Your good friends are headed home
Wish I could be there
Iím floating
Was happy to hear you turned thirtry-three
You look good youíre so carefree
Wish I could be there

But I thought you should know
That inside Iíve grown cold
And I fight every day to lose control
Itís a Saturday
Iím coming down

Frustrated
Got caught in the rain going to work today
Soaked through for the job I hate
I wish you could be here
Iím choking
Swallowed too much of my pride today
The words that I just wonít say
I wish you could be here

But I thought you should know
That inside Iíve grown cold
And I fight everyday to lose control
Itís a Saturday
Iím coming down

For the first time Iíve seen stars at night
For the first time Iím on fire

But I thought you should know
That inside Iíve grown cold
And I fight everyday to lose control
Itís a Saturday
Iím coming down
Itís a Saturday
Iím coming down

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NUMB (3:52)
Words » David Usher
Music » Jeff Pearce, Gerry Finn, Kevin Young & Iestyn Polson
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

Hey have you fallen off the shelf
Can I help you get yourself back together
I'm so tired can I help you save yourself

Have your friends all changed
All the people you that you thought would be around
As your light goes grey
Are you losing all the hope you thought you'd found
I think we're numb
I think we're numb
I think we're numb

Hey have you found somebody new
Have you found yourself unglued for the first time in your life
Can I help you save yourself

Have your friends all changed
All the people you that you thought would be around
As your life goes grey
Are you losing all the hope you thought we'd found
I think we're numb
I think we're numb
I think we're numb

I think we're numb
I think we're numb
I think we're numb

And tell me do you feel like dying
Tell me does it hurt just waking up
Tell me have you lost the reasons you ever wanted to fight
Has it left you lonely
Tell me do you pray for morning
Tell me does it hurt just waking up
Tell me have you lost the reasons you ever wanted to fight
And you know it's all impossible
And nothing feels the same like this before now
A riffled morning wind a light comes in
And everybody sings the same song tonight
Let it fly away yeah...

Have your friends all changed
All the people you that you thought would be around
As your light goes grey
Are you losing all the hope you thought you'd found
I think we're numb
I think we're numb
I think we're numb

I think we're numb
I think we're numb
I think we're numb

I think we're numb
I think we're numb
I think we're numb

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TIME OF OUR LIVES (4:01)
Words » David Usher, Gerry Finn & Kevin Young
Music » Randy Cooke, Jeff Pearce, Gerry Finn, Tim Welch & Kevin Young
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

I once saw a man on fire
Just staring out his window
Watching as the flames grew higher and higher
I thought that I saw him cry
Or was he only laughing
As his life went rushing on

And maybe we're just like him
Maybe we're all waiting
For our moment to begin

Who of us are open
Who of us have freedom really
Who of us can tell what these dark days will bring
All of us are hurting
All of us are crazy now
All of us are watching the world as it spins

I once had a bird like you
A bird of prey
Still you're tearing at my insides
And yesterday when you flew so far away
If you find the morning save a piece for me

Who of us are open
Who of us have freedom really
Who of us can tell what these dark days will bring
All of us are hurting
All of us are crazy now
We're crazy now

I smoked a cigarette
I'll eat the flesh instead
Another whisky more or less or more or less ya
I like the drugs that sail
I love you when we fail
When we fail

I once saw a man on fire
Staring out his window
Watching as the flames grew higher and higher
I thought that I saw him cry
Or was he only laughing
Laughing

Who of us are open
Who of us have freedom really
Who of us can tell what these dark days will bring
All of us are hurting
All of us are crazy now
We're crazy now

All of us are healing
All of us are dreaming
All of us are watching these times of our lives
We want it all
And we want for nothing
For nothing now

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DEVIL BY MY SIDE (4:16)
Words » David Usher & Byron Wong
Music » Byron Wong, Jonathan Gallivan & Chris Taylor-Munro
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

Believe in hope believe in faith believe in things I canít fight
Believe in truth believe in slavery but itís only the television kind
Believe that light will find a way
Believe in jets as they blow into the sky
Believe in you believe in me
And all of these things

Devils by my side
And the freaks are out weíre in force tonight
And you opened me wide
Cause itís cold in there and itís warm outside

Believe that hate will never die
Believe in sex and love in a dangerous time
Believe in grace and your intelligence
Believe in exploring the corners of the mind
Believe your truth is not my truth
That God can exist with many faces at one time
Believe that we will find a way through all of these things
(Through all of these things)

Devils by my side
And the freaks are out we're in force tonight
And you opened me wide
Cause itís cold in there and itís warm outside
Hard when you realize that you'll never have what you tried to find

Believe in hope believe in faith believe in things I canít fight
Believe that somewhere I've seen war but itís only the television kind

Devils by my side
And the freaks are out we're in force tonight
And you opened me wide
Cause itís cold in there and itís warm outside
Hard when you realize that you'll never have what you tried to find

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MESSAGE HOME (3:40)
Words » David Usher
Music » Randy Cooke, Jeff Pearce, Gerry Finn, Tim Welch, Kevin Young & Lindsey Hilliard
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

If I fell in love
Would you sold me out
Would you take me deep
Would you go without
If I never leave
Took the pills again
Would you love me more

If I buried you
Would you bury me
If I broke in two
Would that set me free
If I never need
Took the life again
Would you love me more

And what did you think we would find
Travelled a million miles but still no sign
And what did they think we would find
Pilot to anyone weíve all gone blind
Message home

If Iíll only you
Weíll keep it complicated
If you never find out
Will we still be waiting
If Iím too strung out
And I follow you
Would you need me more

If I never try
And we never take
If we never bend
Then weíll never break
If we stimulate
And we sexualize
Will you need it more

And what did you think we would find
Travelled a million miles but still no sign
And what did they think we would find
Pilot to anyone weíve all gone...

So Iím not in love
I can sort it out
You can take me in it if
Or I will go without
If we never need
If the pills again
Would you love me more

If I warn you
Will you warn me
If I break you down
Will that set you free
If we never need
The life again
Would you love me more
And more...

And what did you think we would find
Travelled a million miles but still no sign
And what did they think we would find
Pilot to anyone weíve all gone blind

Message home

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IN THIS LIGHT (4:20)
Words » David Usher
Music » Byron Wong, Jonathan Gallivan, Chris Taylor-Munro & Lindsey Hilliard
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

Are you asleep now
I thought I heard you talking
Cause they're draining out my heart
And I think I know what's coming
They can't leave this alone
My oceans are expanding
And all us fish are drowning inside
There's pollution on the tide
And this ship of fooles I'm rolling with
Can't keep me alive

But in this light
I can see the angels burning from the inside out
They spread their wings to die
In this light
I can see the people the damaged goods they take this life
It's passing by

You know that we're sinking
All your jewels are dragging us down
But I'm running out of blood taking money over love
We can't hope to survive
So ask me if I'm hungry
While everybody's starving inside
But the doctor's never there and this medication
Doesn't really keep me controlled

But in this light
I can see the angels burning from the inside out
They spread their wings to die
In this light
I can see the people the damaged goods they take this life
It's passing by

You
You know that I'm not that strong
No one can get out
I'm not able now
You
I know you're here to change
We all stay the same
I'm not able now

Are you asleep now
I thought I heard you talking
Cause they're draining out my heart
And I think I know what's coming
They can't leave this alone

But in this light
I can see the angels burning from the inside out
They spread their wings to die
In this light
I can see the people the damaged goods they take this life
It's passing by
You

You know that I'm not that strong
No one can get out
I'm not able now
You
I know you're here to change
We all stay the same
I'm not able now
I'm not able now
Now...

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SURFACING (3:56)
Words » David Usher
Music » Randy Cooke, Jeff Pearce, Gerry Finn, Tim Welch & Kevin Young
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

Car crash east side of town
The water's deep here you can feel your own strength fading
Youíre beginning to let go
The bubbles rise as we go down
Underwater overwhelmed
Canít fight the current here itís starting to take hold

But high above me I can see the surface now
The picture perfect life is fading out of view
And high above me I can feel the world
But I donít need it
I donít need it
I donít need it
I just need you

I just need you

Then you grow colder like a dream
I canít believe the practical things
Theyíre always out of reach
And I know youíre not really here
These visions fly so quickly on the edge
Theyíre starting to take hold

But high above me I can see the surface now
The picture perfect life is fading out of view
And high above me I can feel the world
But I donít need it
I donít need it
I donít need it

Wonít you help me with this loneliness
Cause I donít know whatís wrong or right
Underneath the truth
Wonít you help me with this bitterness
Cause I canít seem to walk outside
Car crash east side of town
The water's deep here I can feel my own strength fading
I'm beginning to let go
The bubbles rise as I go down
I hit the bottom overwhelmed
Canít fight the current here itís starting to take hold

But high above me I can see the surface now
The picture perfect life is fading out of view
And high above me I can feel the world
But I donít need it
I donít need it
I donít need it
I donít need it
I donít need it
I donít need it
I donít need it
I donít need it
I donít need it
I just need you
I just need you
I just need you
I just need you

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TOMORROW COMES (3:53)
Words » David Usher
Music » Byron Wong, Jonathan Gallivan, Chowder, Chris Simpson & Lindsey Hilliard
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

I can see miles above the clouds
And what was it like on the day you fell to Earth
Knocked you out cold itís just as well
Cause people are cruellest when they donít know
Hello hello
The ships are leaving late this evening
Hello hello
You canít deny that you donít need it now

Where will we be when tomorrow comes
When all the stars are dying in the sky
Where will we be when tomorrow comes
Only the satellites are circling tonight
Tonight

I can see blood behind your eyes
And what was it like on the day you knew you die
Wrapped up in things I don't know why
Cause people are cruellest in their own minds
Hello hello
The ships are leaving late this evening
Hello hello
You canít pretend that you donít need it now

Where will we be when tomorrow comes
When all the stars are dying in the sky
Where will we be when tomorrow comes
Only the satellites are circling tonight
Tonight

Hello hello
Hello hello
The ships are leaving late this evening
Hello hello
Hello hello
You canít deny that you donít need it now

Where will we be when tomorrow comes
When all the stars are dying in the sky
Where will we be when tomorrow comes
Only the satellites are circling...

Where will we be when tomorrow comes
When all the stars are dying in the sky
Where will we be when tomorrow comes
Only the satellites are circling tonight
Satellites are circling...tonight

What was it like just to have it all
Then it slipped right through your hands
How did it feel at that moment
When the Earth stopped turning

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TIDAL (0:31)
Words » David Usher
Music » Kevin Young
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

Unfortunately, no lyrics are available yet (they are faint and in the background).

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FEARLESS (3:46)
Words » David Usher
Music » Randy Cooke, Jeff Pearce, Gerry Finn, Tim Welch, Kevin Young, Mark Makoway, and Lindsay Hilliard
Album » Hallucinations (2003)

We are all just aching weíre waiting
For heartbreak in this world of light and darkness
I lost it the ability to see myself more
Clearly I lost it
The ability to see

Have you found what youíve been looking for
Now youíve killed all your enemies
But you still want more
When your hate finds the love that it canít destroy
And when the cancers all gone
Weíre still growing old
Old
Older...

I know that your fearless I bought it
What brought you to your knees
Your rage is visible so nearly
Intelligence sets you free
My mind is clearly undoing
The ability to see

Have you found what youíve been looking for
Now youíve killed all your enemies
But you still want more
When your hate finds the love that it canít destroy
And when the cancers all gone
Youíre still growing old
Old
Older...

To see
Have you found what youíve been looking for
Now youíve killed all your enemies
But you still want more
When your hate finds the love that it canít destroy
And when the cancers all gone
Weíre still growing old

Old
Old
Older...
You're still growing old
Old
Old
Older...

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IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT (5:21)
Words & Music » Originally: James Dean Bradfield, Nick Jones, Sean Moore (Manic Street Preachers)
Music » Byron Kent Wong of My Brilliant Best
Album » Hallucinations (2003), Peace Songs Compilation (2003)

The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
So if I can shoot rabbits, then I can shoot fascists

Bullets for your brain today
But we'll forget it all again
Monuments put from pen to paper turns me into a gutless wonder

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next, will be next
Will be next, will be next

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young and being so vain

Holes in your head today
But I'm a pacifist
I've walked La Ramblas but not with real intent

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next, will be next
Will be next, will be next
Will be next, will be next

And on the streets tonight an old man plays
With newspaper cuttings of his glory days

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next, will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next, will be next
Will be next, will be next

Aaa...

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HOW ARE YOU (3:40)
Words » David Usher & Jeff Pearce · Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce & gutterbunny
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)
* Note » This song reminds me of Chantal Kreviazuk's "Blue" *

How are you
[Morning Orbit] How are you
How are you
How are you

Had a dream I could turn back time
Had to stop to rewind my memory
Had a vision of the ruby sky we were riding high
On our own pink elephant
Another day in this fucked up life
Another struggle just to get through nine to five
Maybe it was only ego talking
But I always thought we were innocent

How are you
How are you

Had the answer on my fingertips
'Til I lost it in the wind like a friend I'll never find
Deep in the belly is a love so thick
And I thought I had it but makes me sick now
I'm imagining the fields so green
But I would settle for the the truth in anything
Where I'm floating I can't feel my skin
But I might get home
Hey, I might get back again

How are you
How are you
How are you
How are you
How are you
How are you

Had a dream I could turn back time
Had to stop to rewind my memory
Had a vision of the ruby sky we were riding high
On our own pink elephant
Another day in this fucked up life
Another struggle just to get through nine to five
Where I'm floating I can't feel my skin
But I might get home
I might get back again

How are you
How are you
How are you
How are you
How are you
How are you

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TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN (3:54)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Tanya Coghlan, Spine, Gord Sinclair, Mark Makoway, Benji Perosin & Paul Wilcox
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)

High above your atmosphere
Do they all still cheer for who they think we are
And once more past the sun again
Feelings sinking in I think we've gone to far

And why did you fly did you burn
Can't you learn from my mistakes
I have made them so I know

Bored just one more cup of tea
All the stars and me they'll teach me how to shine
'Cause life it's so much colder here
I'll absorb your fears and bury them inside

And why did you fly did you burn
Can't you learn from my mistakes
I have made them so I know

You're too close to the sun
You're too close to the sun
You're too close to the sun
You're too close to the sun
You're too close to the sun

Things we found so lovely
Turn so ugly
I've grown nakeder day by day
It's quite disarming I find it alarming
When everybody's listening

Why did you fly did you burn
Can't you learn from what weve learned
I can't see you anymore

You're too close to the sun
You're too close to the sun
You're too close to the sun
You're too close to the sun
You're too close to the sun

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BLACK BLACK HEART (3:49)
Words » David Usher & Jeff Pearce · Music » David Usher, Julia Galios, Jeff Pearce & gutterbunny
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)

Something ugly this way comes
Through my fingers sliding inside
All these blessings all these burns
I'm godless underneath your cover
Search for pleasure search for pain
In this world now I am undying
I unfurl my flag my nation helpless

Black black heart why would you offer more
Why would you make it easier on me to satisfy
I'm on fire I'm rotting to the core
I'm eating all your kings and queens
All your sex and your diamonds

As I begin to lose my grip
On these realities your sending
Taste your mind and taste your sex
I'm naked underneath your cover
Covers lie and we will bend and borrow
With the coming sign
The tide will take the sea will rise and time will rape

Black black heart why would you offer more
Why would you make it easier on me to satisfy
I'm on fire I'm rotting to the core
I'm eating all your kings and queens
All your sex and your diamonds

Black black heart why would you offer more
Why would you make it easier on me to satisfy
I'm on fire I'm rotting to the core
I'm eating all your kings and queens
All your sex and your diamonds
All your sex and your diamonds
All your sex and your diamonds
All your sex and your diamonds
All your sex and your diamonds

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ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE (3:55)
Words » David Usher · Music » David Usher, Mark Makoway, Kevin Young & Paul Wilcox
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)

Jamie's on the bathroom floor she don't know why
She's shaking underneath the sink can't feel a thing
She'd love to live a life she's afraid of failure
With all the voices in her head
Now what was that I thought I hear you scream

I know you can feel it
You're already there
Asleep underwater
Just screaming for air
I know you can feel it
You're already...
Don't you know we're freaks and creature
Wake up I can almost see the light

I think we're alone here you and I
I think we're alone left wondering why
I think we're alone here you and I
I think we're alone in the universe tonight

Alex on the last train home from god knows where
A million miles away from where he thought he'd be
He's got his suit his tie his drink his MTV
He's trading all his life away
You can't escape we're all infected now

I know you can feel it
You're already there
Asleep underwater
Just screaming for air
I know you can feel it
You're already...
Don't you know we're freaks and creatures
Wake up I can almost see the light

I think we're alone here you and I
I think we're alone in the universe tonight

We're all infected now
I know you can feel it
You're already there
Asleep underwater
Just screaming for air
I know you can feel it
You're already...
Don't you know we're freaks and creatures
Wake up I can almost see the light

I think we're alone here you and I
I think we're alone left wondering why
I think we're alone here you and I
I think we're alone in the universe tonight

I think we're alone in the universe tonight
I think we're alone in the universe tonight

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BUTTERFLY (3:21)
Words » David Usher & Jeff Pearce · Music » David Usher, Jag Tanna & Jeff Pearce
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)

You came apart on me last Sunday morning
Chocked and indicted by the truth
And it's always tough when there's never enough
Of the good things coming
And there was never enough for you
There was never enough for you

Butterfly
Where you gone
I can't see you anymore
My eyes are taken still too high
Came down naked on you
Butterfly
Where you gone
I can't feel you anymore
I can't feel you anymore

Got excited when I thought that we would last
Twisted inside out 'til we were drowning
From the first attack we could never go back so we just keep on coming
But I was never enough for you
Was there ever enough for you

Butterfly
Where you gone
I can't feel you anymore
My eyes are taken still too high
Came down naked on you
Butterfly
Where you gone
I can't feel you anymore
I can't feel you anymore

And if you think you're dying
Baby well you know I felt the same

'Cause we were only hoping
Why's it always feel like, feel like
It feels like rain

Butterfly
Where you gone
I can't see you anymore
My eyes are taken still too high
Came down naked on you
Butterfly
Where you gone
I can't feel you anymore
I can't feel you anymore
I can't feel you anymore
I can't feel you anymore

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JOY IN SMALL PLACES (4:46)
Words » David Usher, Jeff Pearce & Snow · Music » David Usher, Snow, Jeff Pearce & gutterbunny
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)

Well I woke up last night in a technology haze
My eyes were all sparked
From this common malaise
So I found me a doctor who said he'd even me out
Take my highs and my lows
'Cause the colours were just to loud
And as the day becomes night
And we only want greys
And the innocence runs out
Well this is the price to pay

Mr. Jangle what you gonna do when the sun breaks down and the rain pours through
Tell me baby, what you gonna do this time
Mr. Jangle what you gonna do when the sun breaks down and the rain pours through
Tell me baby, what you gonna do this time
This time, what you gonna do this time
What you gonna do, gonna do

You got caught on my teeth so I spit out my tongue
And I cut off these hands just to see if the feeling would come
And we drank 'til we drowned 'til we chocked on the world
And we bathed in the beauty of all of you

Mr. Jangle what you gonna do when the sun breaks down and the rain pours through
Tell me baby, what you gonna do this time
Mr. Jangle what you gonna do when the sun breaks down and the rain pours through
Tell me baby, what you gonna do this time
This time, what you gonna do this time
What you gonna do, gonna do
Can't can't can't wait 'til tomorrow comes

(hold on)

Well I woke up last night just outside of myself
Skin hair bone broke down cell by single cell
And I could not believe I had died in my sleep
Just drowned in the beauty of all of you

Mr. Jangle what you gonna do when the sun breaks down and the rain pours through
Tell me baby, what you gonna do this time
Mr. Jangle what you gonna do when the sun breaks down and the rain pours through
Tell me baby, what you gonna do this time
This time, what you gonna do this time
What you gonna do, gonna do
Can't can't can't wait 'til tomorrow comes

Because there's joy in small places
Can't wait 'til tomorrow comes
Can't wait 'til tomorrow comes
It comes in small places...

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A DAY IN THE LIFE (3:43)
Words » David Usher · Music » David Usher, Bruce Gordon, Jeff Pearce & Paul Wilcox
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)

Did you feel small today when everyone had gone
'Cause I was beaten up and jaded by the news
And underneath the skin the truth is breaking through
So they just sewed me up and spit me out
And I can't change it
I can't change this

You you take away the world
And I don't even know myself now
So how can I know you
And I don't want to die
And I don't want to leave this place yet
Just give me one more try

My thoughts are floating as reality explodes
I'm whispering to each of you my friends
And every moment seems to freeze frame through the room
All the colors are electrified
But I can't see now
I can't see now

You you take away the world
And I don't even know myself now
So how can I know you
And I don't want to die
And I don't want to leave this place yet
Just give me one more try

And I'm drifting through myself again
Tell me how I got so high
Where the conscience bends the air is thin
And I can't change it
I can't change this

You you take away the world
And I don't even know myself now
So how can I know you
And I don't want to die
And I don't want to leave this place yet
Just give me one more try
And I don't want to die
And I don't want to leave this place yet
Just give me one more try

One more try, yeah
Just give me one more try
One more try, yeah
Just give me one more try

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MY WAY OUT (4:27)
Words » David Usher · Music » David Usher, Jeff Pearce & gutterbunny
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)
* Note » I love the beat in the background of this song *

Standing at the edge
The edge of it all
Spitting off the top
Watch the day unfurl
Cannot see the view from this place
Clouds are on the rise world is out of faith
Took another pill to find my way
Hope that you'll be there

'Cause this is my way out of it tonight
And this is my last chance to ease the fire
And this is my way out of it tonight
How about you
How about you

Borrowed from a dream
That I use to know
All my friends were there
We watched the world explode
Took another drink to find my way
Just hope that you'll be there

'Cause this is my way out of it tonight
And this is my last chance to ease the fire
This is my way out of it tonight
I might find one way to get through
How about you
How about you
How about you

And if I could remember
If I could find a place a time the space to see another way home

And if I could forget you
Maybe there's no other way out
No other way out

Standing at the edge (how about you)
The edge of it all (how about you)

(How about you)
(How about you)

Standing at the edge (how about you)
The edge of it all (how about you)

(How about you)
(How about you)

'Cause this is my way out of it tonight
And this is my last chance to ease the fire
And this is my way out of it tonight
I think there's one way to get through
How about you

'Cause this is my way out of it tonight
And this is my last chance to ease the fire
And this is my way out of it tonight
I might find one way to get through
How about you
'Cause this is my way out of it tonight
And this is my last chance to ease the fire
And this is my way out of it tonight
I might find one way to get through
How about you
How about you
How about you

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BLINDED (3:50)
Words » David Usher & Mark Makoway · Music » David Usher, Mark Makoway & Paul Wilcox
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)

Turn me out then turn me on
Pretty flower can you tell me what's become of who we are
Only asking what you'd like tonight
Well take America
Just shake my tits and ass yeah we'll go far

And if we wanted more
Then that was only what we thought our right was
Only wanted more but we were always blinded
Here we want to try
But I can't try to be as plain as daylight
Looking to the world
But we were always blinded

Sell a little bit to you
A circus sideshow but the makeup's shining through it's not so bad
Is there anyone to know
Forget my politics just sex me 'til I'm done it's not so hard

And if we wanted more
Then that was only what we thought our right was
Only wanted more but we were always blinded
Here we want to try
But I can try to be as plain as daylight
Looking to the world
But we were always blinded

And all the stars are out for you
And everybody's hiding here
And all the stars have come unglued
But everybody everybody's changing
We're changing
We're changing


And if we wanted more
Then that was only what we thought our right was
Only wanted more but we were always blinded
Here we want to try
But I can't try to be as plain as daylight
Looking to the world
But we were always blinded
Always blinded

And all the stars are out for you
And everybody's hiding here
And all the stars have come unglued
But everybody everybody's changing
We're changing
We're changing
We're changing


Thank you

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FAST CAR (4:42)
Words » Tracy Chapman
Music » David Usher, Barnev, Alexandre Dumas, Guy Tourville & Kevin Young

Album » Morning Orbit (2001)

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we can make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we'll make something
Me myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
We won't have to drive too far
Just across the border and into the city
You and I could both get jobs
Finally see what it means to be living

See my old man's got a problem
Lives with a bottle that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
Body's too young for looking like his
Mama went off and left him
Wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody's got to take care of him
I quit school that's what I did
What I did, what I did

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough that we can fly away
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we're driving, driving in your car
The speed so fast felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising, entertain ourselves
You still ain't got a job
And I work in a market in the checkout line
I know things will get better
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
We'll move out of the shelter
Buy a big house and live in the suburbs

So remember when we're driving, driving in your car
The speed so fast felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
I got a job pays all our bills
Stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I'd always hoped for better
Thought we'd together you and me would find it
I got no plans I ain't going nowhere
Take your fast car and keep on driving

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so you can fly away
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we're driving, driving in your car
The speed so fast felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

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CLOSER (2:55)
Words » David Usher · Music » David Usher, Mark Makoway & Kevin Young
Album » Morning Orbit (2001)
* Note » The keyboards on this song rock! *

You had to lose
A funny thing the part we can't play
I'd love to offer you with all the blame
But now we have to choose
Another round for all my friends and me
Another poke at sensibility
We've found out

Why are we floundering
I'm drowning in the reveler's sin
I've taken you up on your offerings
I don't even know it's good bye

You had to lose
Always knew that we weren't quite the same
I blew it up with everyone who ever knew me
Had to change
A revidescent light to shine the way
And we're not always following the same way out now

Why are we floundering
I'm drowning in the reveler's sin
I've taken you up on your offerings
I don't even know it's good bye
Goodbye

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BLACK BLACK HEART (VERSION 2.0) (3:27)
Words » David Usher · Music » David Usher, Mark Makoway & Kevin Young
Music » David Usher, Kim Bingham, Julia Galios, Gerry Finn, Jeff Martin, Jeff Pearce, Kevin Young & Chris Taylor-Munro

Album » Morning Orbit (2001)
* Note » This is the bonus track *

This song has the same lyrics as the normal Black Black Heart, except David doesn't say "rape" before the final two choruses.

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TRICKSTER (3:24)
Words » David Usher
Music » David Usher, Kevin Young, Pascale Coulombe, Julie Galios & Jonathan Gallivan

Album » Little Songs (1998)

I'm the trickster burn so brightly
[Little Songs] I still hate you motherfuckers everyone
Wrapped in glory bound so tightly
I still crave you even when I'm overcome

Saved by the light
Let me go on let me go bright
To be saved by the light
Let me go on let me go bright

I'm the trickster burned so badly
I still hate you motherfuckers everyone
Wore my sickness so politely
I can't be your everything to everyone
Void of meaning swelled just slightly
I still need you I still need you
Gone forever so concisely
I still need you I still need you

Saved by the light
Let me go on let me go bright
To be saved by the light
Let me go on let me go bright

And if you hate the world
Let's say I've been there
And if you hate yourself
Well don't go changing
All the times I used your body
Done my way can't say I'm sorry
Ripped the gloss off all your memories
Consequences so demanding
Bruised and beaten
Conscience bleeding
Sexually, sexually, sexually

Saved by the light
Let me go on let me go bright
To be saved by the light
Let me go on let me go bright
And I'm saved by the light
Let me go on let me go bright
Let me go bright

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ST. LAWRENCE RIVER (4:13)
Words » David Usher
Music » Jeff Smallwood, David Usher, Jeff Pearce, Kevin Young, Paul Wilcox & Jeff Fong

Album » Little Songs (1998)

Smells on the air
See there it's crushing the final impression
The stains on the paper
Where words fell like water
Unearth all the changes that never did matter
I think it's beginning to freeze here

Caught in the rage and the fire of things
All the brightness that burns me
I'm fumbling through like a child in the dark
When the nakedness comes
I am shocked by the colour the glorious weight of your skin
Comes alive
And I never thought we'd make it back so soon
Might be nice
But I knew you'd be your own destroyer
Comes a time
And I always thought I'd make it up to you

Here please forgive me
Could we escape all the bitterness piled upon bitterness
Held in the face of the things that I don't understand
Intellectualize over and over
This helplessness suits us
Funny how quiet has slipped to our corners
Worn all our edges away
You are watching breathing and baiting
Wanting and warming and cautiously waiting
For some simple signal to creep cross your conscience
Uncover redemption and oh did I mention
I carried you down to the St. Lawrence River
The banks running dirty the water's beginning to freeze here
Solid by morning
And I'll freeze here
Winter by morning

Comes a lie
And I never thought you'd get me back so soon
Might be nice
But it's only if my own destroyer
Comes alive
And I always knew I'd make it up to you

I saw on your face such a curious grin
As I let go your hand
I was desperate to hold you again
But you're sinking so deep in the water
Outsmarted myself and so easily gave up what I wanted
Solid by morning
What I wanted
Winter by morning

Comes alive
And I never thought you'd make it up so soon
Night be nice
But I always knew you're my destroyer
Comes a time
And I always thought I'd make it up to you

Solid by morning
And I'll freeze here
Winter by morning

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JESUS WAS MY GIRL (3:17)
Words » David Usher · Music » David Usher, Kevin Young & Jeff Pearce
Album » Little Songs (1998)

So he dies and I'm the joke
A playdoh mask a million miles to go
A suped up cock tease with a little twist
When sex got ugly I'd insist
Hear you'll empty all I've got
Fucking's over but I can't stop cumming
Still born dead or never born at all

When jesus was my girl
She told me
When jesus was my girl

It's impossible for me
Harder even if I turn it over
I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another symptom of my damn desease
Hear you've taken all I got
Fucking's over but I just keep cumming
Still born dead and never born at all

When jesus was my girl
She told me
When jesus was my girl
When jesus was my girl
She told me
When jesus was my girl

I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease
I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease
I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease
I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease

When jesus was my girl
She told me
When jesus was my girl
When jesus was my girl
She told me
When jesus was my girl

I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease
I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease
I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease
I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease
I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease
I'm not as pretty as I thought I'd be
Another sympton of my damn disease

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UNHOLY, DIRTY AND BEAUTIFUL (3:44)
Words » David Usher · Music » David Usher, Claude Lamothe & Kevin Young
Album » Little Songs (1998)

Bound by the time on the clock
Bittersweet wondering the quiet transfusion
Hold tight nothing is complicated
Hold tight everything's fine
Confidence fell through the hole in your pocket
The simple's illogical so it be logic
I'm caught in the diaries with all your complaining
The curious scribblings of one who has everything

Leave me unholy and dirty and beautiful be
Unholy and dirty and beautiful

Cherish the lies that you bought
Charming delusions gone crack in the fire
I know we might be mediocre
I know nothing's on fire
Confidence fell through the hole in your pocket
The simple's illogical so it be logic
I'm caught in the diaries with all your complaining
The curious scribblings of one who has everything

Leave me unholy and dirty and beautiful be
Unholy and dirty and beautiful me
Unholy and dirty and beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful
Unholy and dirty

You can give a try
Average to sustain
You can give a see
You can give a stay
Everything's to the feel
As the years go by
Listen to the tide
You can make a stride
Never come again
Never come again
Never come again
Never come again
Never come again
Never come again
Never come again
Never come again

Leave me unholy and dirty and beautiful be
Unholy and dirty and beautiful me
Unholy and dirty and beautiful

Never come again
Never come again
Never come again
Never come again...

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FORESTFIRE (3:38)
Words » David Usher · Music » David Usher, Kevin Young, Paul Wilcox & Mark Makoway
Album » Little Songs (1998)

What if I were you and you were me
Still can't see the forest fire beyond the trees
Now I'm standing in a field of green
The colours burning far as I can see
What do you see

On my tongue the galaxies so small
Here I'll drink it down and watch the world dissolve
Now I'm pouring through the universe and slipping through the endless stream of time
What would you find

And I'm flying floating on the wind again
Hoping it will drag me in
Can't you see i'm laughing
Laughing at the consequence
Laughing at this circumstance
Don't you know by now

Wave at all the faces they go by
Faster that we live the more we die
Now I'm crashing through the open door and smiling in a most peculiar way
What would you say

And I'm falling faster than the waterfall
Opened up and after all
Can't you see I'm drowning
Right here in the open air
Wishing I could still go clear
Don't you know by now
Don't you know by now
This is what we are
This is what we are
Don't you know by now
Don't you know by now
This is what we are
This is what we are

Flying floating on the wind again
I'm wishing that you'd drag me in
Can't you see I'm hoping Wishing I could see myself
Wishing I was someone else
But don't you know by now
Don't you know by now
This is what we are
This is what we are
Don't you know by now
Don't you know by now
This is what we are
This is what we are
This is what we are
This is what we are
This is what we are
This is what we are
This is what we are
This is what we are...

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BABYSKIN TATTOO (3:34)
Words » David Usher · Music » Jeff Smallwood & Paul Northfield
Album » Little Songs (1998)

I am just the grey one I'm the darker side of you
And there's a place you left inside me
I hope it will amuse
And see this sign carved in my arm
Just means I'll hate you all forever
It's my babyskin tattoo
It's all the brand name that you've left

It's not so far
From me to you it's not so far
From me to you it's not so far
From me to you it's not so far

Circumcised myself because I knew you'd be too busy
And I saw the knife was dull
Just why the fuck do you think I'm crying
Styes caught in my eye
And it swells me 'til I'm numbing
But I'll leave it here to punish you
For leaving me so hard

It's not so far
From me to you it's not so far
From me to you it's not so far
From me to you it's not so far

I deliver I will receive
All the blessings from these things given
Tested longer held back only here

I am just the grey one I'm the darker side of you
And there's a space you left inside me
I hope it will amuse
And see this sign carved in my arm
Just means I'll hate you all forever
It's my babyskin tattoo
It's all the brand name that you've left me

And I beg borrow prostrate here
Under cover of everthing made dear
Fearing only, fearing only you

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F TRAIN (2:26)
Words » David Usher · Music » David Usher & Kevin Young
Album » Little Songs (1998)

(Just one sec)
(Lavalamps are good)

Traveled on the f train down
The people press and crowd
They start to fade like footprints worn away
Only stop and still I'm waiting
A thousand faces look the same everyone
A thousand different names
They come on two by two
People fade as people do
Came here of my own volition
Could be my decision
Could be
We may still get by
We may still get by

Wandered down on avenue A
The coffee shops the sweet cache
Of thoughts and words and laughter gone
Never ending stream of what you've
Known so long and long ignored
Don't think so hard just smoke your cigarette
And fade off into blue
'Cause people fade as people always do

Consequence comes crashing in
The scars and scrapes and scratches
All the memories died so long ago
Time is up but still I'm waiting
Came here of my own volition
Could be my decision
Could be
We may still get by
We may still get by
And we may still get by
We may still get by
We may still get by

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MILLION (2:51)
Words » David Usher · Music » Jeff Smallwood & Kevin Young
Album » Little Songs (1998)

Borrowed in black you are mine
Don't make it easy don't make it hard
Don't make it so simple again
So so easy again
Bound like a child you are mine
I can't defend you
I won't complain
I won't go so so quiet again
Go so gently again

A million a million more
A million a million more
A million a million more
For you to burn

Promised your mother I'd write
I'd kill you quickly
I'd keep you calm
I'd make it all so simple again
All so quiet
Here once the morning was bright
But violence changes changes the light
And now I've grown so empty again
Grown so empty again

A million a million more
A million a million more
A million a million more
For you to burn

I can be cold dear I can be cold as you wanted
Living is hard here
When I'm just the whore that you wanted me to be

A million a million more
A million a million more
A million a million more
For you to burn

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FINAL THOUGHTS AND THE LAST DAY ON EARTH (3:00)
Words » David Usher · Music » Jeff Smallwood & Kevin Young
Album » Little Songs (1998)

Heaven haunts me kill for a cigarette
Heaven is all that I got

My god left me without one word of warning
My god left me waiting is all that I got

I've seen your face before
I've seen your anger crashing down
All my life I've seen your babies
Crashing to the ground

Needle brought me comfort to keep me stable
Comfort, paid for
Comfort is all that I got

My god left me without one word of warning
My god left me
My god is all that I got

I've seen your face before
I've seen your anger crashing down
All my life I've seen your anger
Crashing to the ground

Don't be afraid
Don't be afraid
We're all afraid

I've seen your face before
I've seen your anger crashing down
All my life I've seen your babies
Crashing to the ground

Don't be afraid
We're all afraid
Don't be afraid
We're all afraid
Don't be afraid
We're all afraid

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MOOD SONG (2:56)
Words & Music » David Usher
Album » Little Songs (1998)

I'm so dead and angry
I'm justified to feel this way
I'm broken in pieces
The only game I would not play
And you might be angry
And you might have the last laugh say
And you might be waiting
Well that's your choice so take it all the way
I don't want you anymore
Your way
I don't want you anymore

I'm broken in pieces
And you might never know the way
The kitchen is easy
And I won't be the first to say
And I might be over
And I might be the last to waken
Weakened and broken
But I don't care if you said
Moment's easier
Moment's easier
Moment's easier to find

And you might be angry
And you might be the last to take me
You might be over
But don't tell me that I can't be defined

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MUSIC/HASH PIPE
Original Artists » Madonna/Weezer
* Note » Performed live during Morning Orbit Tour 2001 *

Hey Mister D.J.
Put a record on
I wanna dance with my baby
And when the music starts
I never wanna stop
It's gonna drive me crazy

Oh, come on and kick me
Oh, come on and kick me
Come on and kick me
You've got your problems
I've got my ass wide
You've got your big G's
I've got my hash pipe

Don't think of yesterday
And I don't look at the clock
I like to boogie-woogie, uh, uh
It's like riding on the wind
And it never goes away
Touches everything I'm in
Got to have it everyday

Oh, come on and kick me
Oh, come on and kick me
Come on and kick me
You've got your problems
I've got my ass wide
You've got your big G's
I've got my hash pipe

Hey Mister D.J.
Put a record on
I wanna dance with my baby
And when the music starts
I never wanna stop
It's gonna drive me crazy

Oh, come on and kick me
Oh, come on and kick me
Come on and kick me
You've got your problems
I've got my ass wide
You've got your big G's
I've got my hash pipe

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GET THIS PARTY STARTED/CRAZY TRAIN
Original Artists » Pink/Ozzy Osbourne
* Note » Performed live during Morning Orbit Tour 2002 *

I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started

Get this party started on a Saturday night
Everbody's waiting for me to arrive
Sending out the message to all of my friends
We'll be looking flashy in my Mercedes Benz
I got lots of style check my gold diamond rings
I can go for miles if you know what I mean

I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started

Pumping up the volume breaking down to the beat
Cruisin through the west side we'll be checking the scene
Boulevarders freakin as I'm coming up fast
I'll be burning rubber you'll be kissing my ass
Pull up to the bumper, get out of the car
License plates a stunner number one superstar

I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started

I know that things are going wrong with me
You gotta listen to my words...

I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started

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GALAXY (3:48)
Words » David Usher
* Note » Song is from the soundtrack to the film "Picture Claire." The movie is directed by Bruce McDonald and stars Juliette Lewis. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2001. However, Alliance Atlantis wrote off the project, so there was no soundtrack. It was released as a single in 2004. *

Sometimes when you're out of grace
Tou look to find your special place
The lipstick smears and the whiskey heals

Summer when we're out of town
You're black and blue and dead inside
Your diamonds are all faded now
Tried to run but we're too wasted
I know that we can get back home

Galaxy explodes and everyone changes
I don't know why well no one could save me now
You could be so free
Come on back to me
Come on back to me yeah

Galaxy explodes and everyone's dying
Feelings grow cold but no one could change me now
And no one can save me now

Sometimes when weakening
Damage here that you can see
Cry yourself to sleep at night
The yourning comes undone
And remember when you're out of grace
You'll find it in the strangest places
Bury it here bury it there
Tried to run but we're too wasted
I know that we can go back home

Galaxy explodes and everyone changes
I don't know why well no one could save me now
You could be so free
Come on back to me
Come on back to me yeah

Galaxy explodes and everyone's dying
Feelings grow cold but no one could change me now
And no one can save me now

Galaxy explodes and everyone changes
I don't know why well but no one could save me now
You could be so free
Come on back to me
Come on back to me yeah

Galaxy explodes and everyone's dying
Feelings grow cold but no one could change me now
And no one can save me now
And no one can save me now
And no one can save me now
And no one can save me now
And no one can save me now
And no one can save me now

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SPARKLE AND SHINE (3:38)
Words » David Usher
* Note » iTunes bonus Track to Strange Birds *

Heaven and earth coming down
We watched them fall
Ashes rained down from the sky
No one talks

We'll be alright
Time's on our side
Angels are gathering round

Tonight
To sparkle and shine

Bury me deep in the ground
Cover my eyes
Dreamt we were killed from the fall
Only we never died

Don't be afraid
I'm by your side
Angels are gathering round

Tonight
We'll sparkle and shine

And the best yeah the best is yet to come
And the best is yet to come

Heaven and earth coming down
We watched them fall
Angels are gathering round
Still no one talks

We'll be alright
Time's on our side
Angels are gathering round

Tonight
We'll sparkle and shine

And the best yeah the best is yet to come
And the best is yet to come
Sparkle and shine

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WATCHING THE WHEELS (3:34)
Words » John Lennon
Music » David Usher
* Note » John Lennon cover released online as part of the Amnesty International's Make Some Noise campaign *

People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm okay well they look at me kind of strange
Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game

People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

People asking questions lost in confusion
Well I tell them there's no problems, only solutions
Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry now
I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go
I just had to let it go

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WHEN IT HURTS (0:53)
Words » Unknown
Music » David Usher
* Note » Raw draft of acoustic record song released on David Usher's blog *

On the wind
Take hold of the tigerís tail
Itís tragic when first love dies
Leads you where stars collide

When it hurts
Donít let go, give up hope
As weíre falling back down to the earth
Darkness fails
We all know
No one can lead us back home

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ONLY YOU (1:30)
Words » Yaz
Music » David Usher
* Note » Raw draft of acoustic record song released on David Usher's blog *

Looking from a window above, it's like a story of love

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

Seems like only yesterday that you called it a game
And I need you
Listen to the words that you say it's getting harder to stay
When I see you

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

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